eNews · October 2019

News Briefs

XR Access is a new initiative dedicated to making augmented and virtual reality accessible to people with all abilities. Read their recent report of the inaugural symposium, which brought together more than 120 thought leaders from industry, academia, and advocacy to create actionable plans to solve the unique accessibility challenges posed by XR. Interested in getting involved? Join a working group.

Educause recently published a profile of Teach Access and their work to close the accessible technology skills gap. Teach Access works to encourage the teaching of fundamental accessible technology concepts and skills in undergraduate and graduate computer science and design courses.

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WEBINAR November 26, 1:00 pm ET

Join the U.S. Access Board to learn about how the Revised Section 508 Standards fit into the acquisition lifecycle to help government agencies and others ensure that the technology they buy is accessible.

In Focus

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Devin Boyle reports that this year’s Mixed/Augmented/Virtual Reality Innovation Conference (MAVRIC) showcased momentum for using X-Reality (XR) to improve people's lives, including people with disabilities.

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Join the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) in celebrating this year’s NDEAM theme of "The Right Talent, Right Now" on social media. To participate, people with disabilities and other friends of the CDE are encouraged to share photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #RightTalentRightNow. Visit the CDE website to learn more and find graphics you can use for your photo.